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HWWA - Hamburg Institute of International Economics Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

September 16-17, 2005
Re-location of production and jobs to CEE countries - who gains and who loses?
Hamburg, Germany
The Hamburg-based HWWA Institute for International Economics and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) are organising a joint workshop on this issue in order to advance our knowledge on the effects of FDI in CEE and to provide a discussion forum for experts in this field. Papers are invited to cover for example the following issues: - What is the impact of FDI in CEE on home country employment and wages, including distributional effects? Are there any differences between greenfield investments and M&A, horizontal and vertical FDI or services and manufacturing? - Is there a trend from relocation of simple labour-intensive functions towards more complex skill-intensive functions, such as R&D? - Which firms can profit most from new opportunities in the East? Does the combination of proximity, highly qualified labour at low costs, and high market growth potential induce small and medium-sized firms that had not done so before to invest in the East? - Are there indications of FDI diversion? To what extent does expansion in the East take place at the cost of traditional locations in the European periphery? Is there a flying geese pattern of FDI in labour-intensive production in CEE countries with core CEE losing out vs. the other accession countries? [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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